déguerpir

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French déguerpir, deswerpir (to leave), from Old French deguerpir (to abandon), from de- + guerpir (to give up, abandon), from Old Frankish *werpijan (to throw, cast off), from Proto-Germanic *werpaną (to throw), from Proto-Indo-European *werb- (to turn, twist). Compare Walloon diwerpi, Occitan degurpir, Middle French gurpir (to give up, abandon). Cognate with Old High German werfan (to throw), Old English weorpan (to throw, cast, cast away). More at warp.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

déguerpir

  1. (intransitive) to flee, to run off; to scram, skedaddle, scarper.
  2. to bug

ConjugationEdit

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.
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